May 1, 2019

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 5-1-19
 Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Rose Novak, Bertha Syphers, Ed Capomacchio, Karen Calabrese, Josh Lambert, Library Director Cailin Rae, and Assistant Librarian Donna Jellen
 
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. 
 
 
Old Business • Hoopla update: Cailin Rae updated the BOD on the use of Hoopla by patrons. It continues to be a success.  • Summer Reading: Ellen Silbermann made a motion for Cailin Rae to hire Mobile Ed Productions Starlab for the the 2019 Summer Reading kickoff event to be held during Field Day on May 31. Bertha Syphers seconded the motion and it passed. • The Board discussed plans to place an ad in local papers for a part-time Library Associate for two Saturdays per month (8 hours) plus as needed for vacation coverage. • Josh Lambert made a motion to increase the library employee salaries by 3% for the current fiscal year and by 3% for prior year adjustments. Bertha Syphers seconded the motion and it passed.
 
New Business • Selectman David Eaton attended the meeting. He announced that the Town has received a LOCIP Grant to replace 7 windows on the main floor of the library building. The work will be completed by the end of June. • Ellen Silbermann made a motion for the purchase of new shades for the library windows. Bertha Syphers seconded the motion and it passed.
 
 
 
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. 
 
 
Ellen Silbermann made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m. Rose Novak seconded the motion. It passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Rose Novak, Secretary